Special Dreamcast Models
From Sega Retro
The following is a list of special Dreamcast models made throughout the lifespan of the Sega Dreamcast.
|Dreamcast Toyota: This model was sold in Toyota dealerships (around 160 affiliated dealers at the time, though it is unclear), hoping to promote sales of their car products and expand into the online sales market. The system did not originally include the sticker on the console’s lid. It came bundled in the same packaging of the original Japanese Yukawa Dreamcast but wholly white with orange-red characters, a special Toyota Dream Passport (which featured several custom shortcuts), controller, documentation and link cables, and a sticker for the console’s lid.|
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|Dreamcast Limited Maziora Edition: This model was produced in a partnership with Maziora. The upper is painted in a pearlescent coating, resulting in changing colours depending on the viewing angle and light brightness. It came bundled in the same orange packaging of the original Japanese Dreamcast but with the Maziora logo on the front, a matching pearlescent coated controller, Dream Passport CD, link cables and documentation, helmet keychain and motorsport information. Originally it could be obtained in two ways. The first by ordering them online, which came packaged in an outer cardboard box with the Maziora logo on it. The second was by winning it at a racing event and it had Tadahiko Taira’s, a driver from Taira Racing, whose team was being sponsored by Maziora at the time, signature on the system’s lid. The numbers are reported to be about 500, around 200 signed and around 300 unsigned, but whether these numbers are correct is unknown.|
Notes: Units: 500 (200 signed, 300 unsigned), Pics , Story of Conception & Content Detailed, pPhotos and information
|Release Date||1 03-02-2000||Price:||34,800¥|
|Dreamcast CODE: Veronica LIMITEDBOX: There were two models, both produced to celebrate the Japanese release of Capcom’s successful series Resident Evil. Both models had the same CODE:Veronica STARS package, have a skeleton casing (Claire: red STARS: dark purple), grey underside and have a sticker on the back of the console with their internal serial number (Claire: xxxx/1800, STARS xxx/200). Each system was bundled with a matching controller and grey VMU, Resident Evil: Code Veronica game, Dream Passport 2, documentation and link cables, and BioHazard merchandise. There are reports of two second prints for both models: 50 Claire Version systems through Dreamcast DIRECT about one year after the initial release and 30 STARS through a FAMITSU contest. There are no differences but the lack of the sticker on the back of the console and Claire being bundled with BioHazard Code: Veronica Complete (T-1240M) game instead of the regular edition. Details are unknown (including the printing veracity itself) as information on these run on word of mouth.|
Notes: Units: 1800 (Claire Version), 200 (STARS Version), product announcement.
|Release Date|| 03-2001 (Pachinko)
|Price:|| 49,800¥ (Pachinko)|
|Dreamcast R7 (aka Regulation #7): There were two models but both have black casings and undersides. The first print was originally sold to Pachinko parlours for network play by using it as terminals, by means of a special Dream Passport 2. It came bundled with a matching controller, a sticker for the console lid (perhaps for the controller as well), instruction manuals, link cables and several prizes such as pouches and key chains. It’s also known as Mail Order Edition. The second print was of a larger number and released to the public. Both came packaged in a black box and came bundled with a matching controller, standard Dream Passport 3, instruction manuals and link cables. This release featured no prizes and the box was significantly smaller.|
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|Dreamcast Super Black: Most of people used to confuse Super Black Dreamcast with D-Color set but this one also known as Pure Black has never formed part to it.
The model has been announced after renewal of D-Direct website for quantities limited to 100 pieces until Sega decides to extend the production to an unknown number (some people talks about 1000 additionals pieces).
Before any order, the buyer should win the right to buy at a lottery set on the site. Later, 2 complementaries accessories have been released, it includes : Pure Black VMU sold for 2800 ¥ and a Pure Black Keyboard with the same sticker than the console, sold for 4800 ¥.
|Dreamcast (Gold NTSC-J) This model was given away in a Pro Yakyuu Team De Asobou Net contest and should not be confused with the similar Top-Airbrush one. The number of models is often mentioned as five but it’s unknown if this has an truthful basis.|
|Dreamcast Tsutaya Rental Unit: In 2000, Sega experimented with renting out Dreamcasts. It is something that is done in the US, but it is not done in Japan due to the unwillingness of companies to provide licenses for rentals. Even today you cannot rent games or game systems in Japan and bring them to your home.
Sega's Dreamcast sales were declining, so in a last ditch efford to raise popularity with the Dreamcast console they made an arrangement with Tsutaya Department stores to rent out Dreamcast units. The idea was short lived and only a few number of these rental units exist today.
It was enclosed in a hard case and includes a Dreamcast, two controllers, all cables, instructions, installation instructions, two games and a phone cord. Pics , Story of Conception & Content Detailed